Letter: School counselor likes PossibilityU

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As a school counselor who relies on PossibilityU, I was surprised by the unbalanced article about the online college admissions services it offers. I wish the reporter had spoken with me or a family at Morse High School about how effective it is as part of the very intense and complicated college admissions process. We can all use an extra hand and expert advice with this major life milestone for our children, especially with the ever higher debt from pursuing a college degree. PossibilityU is an affordable and accessible item in the student’s (and family’s) higher education toolkit. It also struck me as odd that while PossibilityU is partnered with Pearson, the leading educational publisher and PossibilityU was featured at a White House conference on education technology last month, neither of these items were mentioned.

Our school learned about PossibilityU through MELMAC. After Betsy Peters presented this very fresh, informative product, I was sure it was out of our price range. But talking with Peters we were able to purchase every junior and senior a one-year account for under $10 per student. Although this is our first year using PossibilityU, we have already had very favorable reports from students and parents who have found it helpful. PossibilityU is a great additional resource for families and schools interested in helping kids make sound, personalized decision as they invest in their future.

Leslie N. Trundy
Morse High School